Accord Governorship Candidate Promises to Boost Oyo State Economy
By Olubunmi Osoteku, Ibadan
The gubernatorial candidate of the Accord Party in Oyo State, Adebayo Adelabu, has promised to boost the economy of the state and move it from poverty to prosperity if elected in the 2023 governorship election.
While soliciting the support of the Traditional Council in the Ibadan North Local Government Area of the state, Adelabu highlighted some of his plans for a greater Ibadan and the economic recovery of Oyo State, saying there was a template and new ideology to boost the economy of the state without necessarily increasing taxes or putting financial burden on the people of the state.
He said: “Our plan is to develop Oyo State through consultations with relevant stakeholders in business and development experts with the aim of moving the state from poverty to prosperity. I am passionate about the development of Oyo State that’s why most of my businesses are here, and I have employed thousands of people to reduce unemployment”.
The former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, who asserted that none of the other candidates in the forthcoming governorship election could boast of having any business concern in the state, said he would use his influence and experience in the banking and financial sector to facilitate free interest loans to traders, artisans and corporate organisations, in order to stabilise the economy of the state.
Adelabu urged the Traditional Council members in the Ibadan North Local Government Area and the entire state to support him and all Accord Party candidates to move the state forward, adding that during his administration, the welfare of traditional rulers and chiefs would be given adequate attention.
Local Government autonomy
In his remarks, the Director General, Bayo Adelabu Campaign Organisation (BACO), Adegboyega Adegoke, noted that the Accord Party candidate, Adebayo Adelabu, was the most qualified among all the candidates for the governorship election.
He explained that under the Accord Party government, local government administration would be rejigged and supported through the much required autonomy.
On his part, one of the party chieftains, Kunle Sanda, said the present administration had bastardised the local government administration through withholding of funds, thereby affecting the functionality of the local government administration.
He assured that if Chief Adelabu was elected on March 11, 2023, he would use his managerial and financial experience to effectively manage the little resources of the state.